5 Easy Water Recipes to Help Detox Your Body & Boost Your Immune System
Did you know that approximately 20% of the vitamins and nutrients in selected fruits and vegetables can be absorbed when placed in water? For thousands of years, foods have been used for medicinal purposes and have been proven to heal the body from the inside out.
Detoxing is a simple way to hydrate, cleanse your body of toxins, provide your body with nutrients and boost your metabolism. For these five easy recipes, you’ll need fresh or frozen fruits, herbs, spices and Absopure Water.
This refreshing drink is a blend of lemons, cucumber slices, mint leaves and AmplipHy Alkaline Water. Cucumbers have many health benefits, including sources of potassium, magnesium and vitamin K. This anti-inflammatory veggie helps reduce swelling, promote hydration and may result in weight loss. The recipe follows:
- 2-4 lemon slices
- 2-4 cucumber slices
- Handful of mint leaves
- AmplipHy Alkaline Water
Add mint leaves, lemon and cucumber slices to a glass of water and let it sit to infuse. This single-serving recipe includes lemons, rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that help boost your health and fight disease. Plus, this drink will cleanse your gut and make your skin glow.
Apples have incredible health benefits that will leave you feeling energized. For a pitcher, you’ll need:
- A gallon of Absopure Purified Water
- 4-6 apples of your favorite apples
- 6 cinnamon sticks or 1 tbsp of cinnamon sticks
Bring water to a quick boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Core and slice your apples. It’s important to leave the skin on (save about 1 apple worth of slices for later). Next, add apples and cinnamon sticks to your simmering water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Lastly, strain water into a glass pitcher. Let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. When ready to serve, add saved apple slices and an extra cinnamon stick to garnish.
There is some truth to “An apple a day helps keep the doctor away.” Apples are packed with natural fibers that have been linked to lowering cholesterol, weight loss and bettering brain health. Cinnamon adds additional health benefits to this tasty detox recipe. Cinnamon is great for speeding up metabolism and improving brain function.
Spice up your morning with this hot and sour beverage. Cayenne pepper contains several important nutrients, including vitamin A which positively impacts bone health, immune system function, growth and development.
- 2 cups of ice
- Absopure All-Natural Spring Water
- Juice from 1 fresh lemon
- 2-3 dashes of cayenne pepper
Fill a 32-ounce jar (with a lid) with 2 cups of ice. Add the juice of 1 lemon and place the left-over wedges into the jar. Fill the jar with water and sprinkle in 2–3 dashes of cayenne pepper.
Lemon cayenne pepper water is a great way to incorporate nutritional value into the water you drink every day. Consuming small amounts regularly can contribute to improved gut health and boost your metabolism.
Strawberries and basil are an undeniable fantastic duo, but did you know that infusing fresh berries and herbs in your water will not only add great taste, but give you a source of necessary plant compounds and carbohydrates? For this recipe you’ll need:
- 10 fl oz of Absopure Water
- 2-4 thin sliced strawberries
- Handful of basil
The steps are easy, just mix all the ingredients in a glass and enjoy a refreshing drink of infused water. For enhanced flavor, refrigerate before consuming. This drink is great for young ones, it’s fruity with fun colors and is an excellent alternative to juice products that have artificial flavoring.
A proven digestive aid, ginger helps to reduce gas and intestinal discomfort along with other gut issues with antioxidant compounds. Ginger is great for relieving stomach pain and reducing nausea. Mixing ginger, lime, mint and water is a simple solution to ease digestive issues and cleanse your gut.
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 2 inches, freshly peeled ginger root
- 2 lime wedges
- 10-12 mint leaves
- A pinch of Himalayan salt
- Absopure Water
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, and it’s ready to drink. This recipe is perfect if you are feeling under the weather or need an extra boost in the afternoon.
There are many different combinations of fruits, herbs and spices to infuse into your water. Choose the detoxing combination you like best and try creating your own blend. Adding simple ingredients to your water will keep you hydrated and positively impact your overall health.